Sherwani is a symbol of rich traditional fashion with royal elegance and style that symbolizes royalty. It is most preferred outfits for men when it comes to show rich tradition with stylish appearance. It suits any formal event and festive occasions like wedding, engagements sangeet, family get-together, traditional rituals and ceremonies. The masculine equivalent of the bride’s saree or lehenga is the wedding Sherwani. Also referred as Achkan or Doublet due to similarities, it is worn by most Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi grooms as Wedding Outfit.
Sherwani is a long knee length coat (suit) like tunic with buttons in the front. Generally made of heavier suiting fabrics such as brocade, silk or wool with lining worn with churidar, pajama or dhoti. The royal look of the outfit is enhanced with fine embroidery work of various embellishments like beads, sequins, stones, zari, zardosi, resham, swarowski crystals work to give a rich ethnic texture. The range of aesthetic embroideries on coat include the Chikankari , Phulkari, Jaal Work, Kantha, Kashmiri and Kashida embroideries. With changing fashion, there is a wide range of fabrics, designs and colors representing the fusion of modernity and ethnicity. A matching turban and churidar complete the ethnic yet stylish look of a attire. Available quite economically in boutiques or outlets specialized in traditional designer clothes.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s sherwani in the movie ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ was made up of real gold embroidery work. Music director A.R. Rahman appeared in a black Sherwani to receive an Academy Award. Sherwanis originated as a fusion of the Shalwar Kameez with the British frock coat. The Sherwani is Pakistan’s national dress and it is a symbol of Muslim nobility. It was traditionally associated with the Muslim aristocracy of the North Indian subcontinent. In the late eighteenth century, it was the court dress of the royals in India. Subsequently, the Rajput aristocracy adopted it. Before Independence, the outfit was closely associated with the founders of Aligarh Movement.